Yearly Archives: 2016


Cytokine expression provides clues to the pathophysiology of Gulf War illness and myalgic encephalomyelitis

Authors: Svetlana F. Khaiboullina, Kenny L. DeMeirleir, Shanti Rawat, Grady S. Berk, Rory S. Gaynor-Berk, Tatjana Mijatovic, Natalia Blatt, Albert A. Rizvanov, Sheila G. Young, Vincent C. Lombardi Link: Publication: Cytokine Volume 72, Issue 1, March 2015, Pages 1–8 Gulf War illness (GWI) is a chronic disease of unknown etiology characterized by persistent symptoms [...]

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Death-domain associated protein-6 (DAXX) mediated apoptosis in hantavirus infection is counter-balanced by activation of interferon-stimulated nuclear transcription factors.

Authors: Khaiboullina SF, Morzunov SP, Boichuk SV, Palotás A, St Jeor S, Lombardi VC, Rizvanov AA. Link: Publication: Virology. 2013 Sep 1;443(2):338-48. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2013.05.024. Epub 2013 Jul 3. Hantaviruses are negative strand RNA species that replicate predominantly in the cytoplasm. They also activate numerous cellular responses, but their involvement in nuclear processes is yet [...]

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Biological insight, high-throughput datasets and the nature of neuro-degenerative disorders.

Authors: Valente AX, Oliveira PJ, Khaiboullina SF, Palotás A, Rizvanov AA. Link: Publication: Curr Drug Metab. 2013 Sep;14(7):814-8. Life sciences are experiencing a historical shift towards a quantitative, data-rich regime. This transition has been associated with the advent of bio-informatics: mathematicians, physicists, computer scientists and statisticians are now commonplace in the field, working on [...]

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Human dendritic cells transfected with a human papilloma virus-18 construct display decreased mobility and upregulated cytokine production.

Authors: Khaiboullina SF, Morzunov SP, Hall MR, De Meirleir KL, Rizvanov AA, Lombardi VC. Link: Publication: Int J Oncol. 2013 Nov;43(5):1701-9. doi: 10.3892/ijo.2013.2074. Epub 2013 Aug 21. The marked depletion of dendritic cells (DCs) in skin cancers, as well as preneoplastic and neoplastic cervical epithelium, suggests a central role for DCs in productive human [...]

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Andes-virus-induced cytokine storm is partially suppressed by ribavirin.

Authors: Khaiboullina SF, Rizvanov AA, Lombardi VC, Morzunov SP, Reis HJ, Palotás A, St Jeor S. Link: Publication: Antivir Ther. 2013;18(4):575-84. doi: 10.3851/IMP2524. Epub 2013 Jan 8. BACKGROUND: Microbe-induced over-activation of cytokines, especially tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α, is key to the pathogenesis of hantavirus infection leading to severe inflammation with high mortality rate. Although [...]

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Screening Models of Anticancer Drugs

Authors: Natalia L. Blatt, Rimma N. Mingaleeva, Svetlana F. Khaiboullina, Alexander Kotlyar, Vincent C. Lombardi, Albert A. Rizvanov* Link: Publication: Life Science Journal 2013;10(4) Abstract: Animal models have been indispensable when conducting research to further the understanding of cancer biology and when developing anticancer drugs. This article presents an overview of the most commonly [...]

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Application of Cell and Tissue Culture Systems for Anticancer Drug Screening

Authors:1Natalia L. Blatt, 1Rimma N. Mingaleeva, 2Svetlana F. Khaiboullina, 2Vincent C. Lombardi and 1Albert A. Rizvanov Link: Publication: WASJ Abstract: A primary reason why potential anticancer drugs fail in clinical trials is the limitations of existing in vitro screening systems. The purpose of in vitro testing is to aid in the selection of efficacious [...]

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Cheers Event

Join Nevada Center for Biomedical Research (NVCBR) in support of scientific discovery and treat yourself to an entertaining evening at the Nevada Museum of Art!


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Plasmacytoid dendritic cells in the duodenum of individuals diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis are uniquely immunoreactive to antibodies to human endogenous retroviral proteins.

Authors: De Meirleir KL, Khaiboullina SF, Frémont M, Hulstaert J, Rizvanov AA, Palotás A, Lombardi VC Link: Publication: In Vivo. 2013 Mar-Apr;27(2):177-87. Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is a debilitating illness of unknown etiology characterized by neurocognitive dysfunction, inflammation, immune abnormalities and gastrointestinal distress. An increasing body of evidence suggests that disruptions in the gut may [...]

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NVCBR collaborators find disturbed immune function in those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), consistent with a growing body of evidence supporting immunopathology in ASD.


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